Dreamhost appear to have disabled comments here at the Daily Grind too, as of about seven hours ago. They’ve not told me of this yet, which is somewhat annoying. Right now, I can’t back up my database without the server crapping out, which is making it rather risky to update Movable Type to the most recent version – it turns out that MT hasn’t been deleting junk comments, and my database now contains more than 140,000 of them. Any attempt to delete them smacks into the PHP memory allocation limit. Bleurgh.

Bear with me…